I came home from work today to find my 20 year old son on the computer. When I asked him what he was looking at he informed me that he was Googling 'How to Post a Letter'. Well you can imagine my shock that my clever son who is heading for a First in Physics wasn't clear on the logistics of posting a letter. He had googled the nearest post box and the cost of a stamp but I was somewhat abashed at my obvious gap in teaching my son basic common sense. To be fair the world is a different place, lots of emails and children don't run errands like children did when I was young, but really! having to google how to post a letter. Some months ago we had had a conversation in which I mentioned that my cousin was going to the Grand National. His response was 'Oh fab I love Blackpool!' Yes- he actually didn't know that there was a horse race of that name and thought I was talking about the fairground ride! Now I could blame myself -but I think I may have to go with the current trend of blaming teachers for everything!! Has anyone else been similarly caught out by their offsprings lack of knowledge on something that seems commonplace!